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Everton winger was substituted in Saturday’s defeat to Manchester City after suffering a head injury

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Walcott was stretchered off within minutes of Saturday’s kick-off
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Everton winger Theo Walcott is being monitored after sustaining a head injury in the early stages of the Blues’ 3-1 home defeat to Manchester City on Saturday.

Walcott was stretchered off within the opening ten minutes of the match having suffered concussion, and was immediately taken to hospital for a precautionary assessment.

He was discharged later on Saturday evening, with Everton’s medical staff tracking his recovery from the injury since then, as well as following the standard concussion protocols with Walcott.

Now, it is hoped that Walcott, 30, will make a complete recovery in time to make a return to full first team training before the end of the week, ahead of Everton’s trip to Burnley this weekend.

The Manchester City clash marked the first time that Walcott, had started a match in any competition for Everton this season, with all of his six other Blues appearances in 2019-20 coming as a substitute.